Death threats made against Mandela during US trip

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newly released documents show the FBI investigated death threats against former South Africa president Nelson Mandela during his 1990 visit to the U.S.

The FBI on Friday released hundreds of pages of records tied to Mandela's visit, which came months after the anti-apartheid leader was released from a 27-year prison sentence.

Many of the documents are redacted, but they do show that the FBI investigated multiple threats to assassinate Mandela during his trip, including a handwritten note that says, "Remember John F. Kennedy in Dallas???" One threat was phoned into a university in Georgia where Mandela was scheduled to address a rally.

Another caller said he was part of the Aryan Knights organization.

Mandela died in December at the age of 95.


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